I am so excited to share this guest post with you today. While I haven't had the opportunity to read this series yet it is one that I really want to read soon. I just love the sound of the premises and am excited to learn more about it.
Published: June 24, 2014 by World Weaver
Series: Novella (#2.5) in the Fate of Gods Series
For the first time in her many lives, Eve would rather be anywhere but home.
In 15th Century France, Eve would have burned as a witch if it hadn’t been for the too-timely arrival of the Marquis DeLeon to save her skin, but their hasty marriage is off to anything but a smooth start. As tensions in the town grow and plague threatens, Ryam DeLeon knows if he and Eve cannot find common ground, their first Christmas may be their last.
About the Author:
Amalia Dillin began as a Biology major before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn't stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats--to pull her chariot through the sky, of course.
Amalia is the author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy, and the new Orc Saga, beginning with HONOR AMONG ORCS.
Why I Love My Heroes: The Marquis DeLeon
The Marquis Ryam DeLeon is a man shrouded by history in FORGED BY FATE and FATE FORGOTTEN. Eve remembered him, sometimes fondly and sometimes not, and Garrit – his many-times great grandson in the present day – admired him, but we barely got to meet him, and even when we did, we only got to see him through Thor’s eyes. It just wasn’t doing justice to his larger-than-life self, even if I do say so myself!
In TAMING FATE, we finally get inside the Marquis DeLeon’s head, and even though he starts out pretty officiously full of his lordly self, I kind of fell in love with him.
Make no mistake, the Marquis is definitely stiff with honor – too stiff – and it’s entirely possible he’s more concerned with his own integrity, legacy, and pride than he is with Eve, herself, and what might have been best for her. But there’s a certain amount of charm in watching him realize his (grievous) errors and check his assumptions.
One of the things that makes Ryam unique as a partner for Eve is that he came to her knowing exactly who and what she was. Unlike Garrit, in FORGED BY FATE, he wasn’t surprised by the truth, but that isn’t to say he wasn’t blinded, in his own ways, all the same. His pre-conceived notions get in his way, but he really is just a good man, trying his best to do what’s right for his family and his people.
And I think that’s really the clincher, the only thing he could possibly have in common with Eve which might have the smallest chance of changing her mind about him. In TAMING FATE, the question is – will it be too little, too late?
Because with plague threatening, Eve and Ryam don’t really have a lot of time to figure it out.